Welcome to the Official Site of the Philadelphia Flyers Official DeskSite of the Philadelphia Flyers Flyer Wire Official Facebook of the Philadelphia Flyers Official Twitter of the Philadelphia Flyers Official Instagram of the Philadelphia Flyers Official LinkedIn of the Philadelphia Flyers
 
 
  • PRINT
  • RSS

FIVE THINGS: Flyers at Washington Capitals

Flyers hit the road again - face off against rival Caps

Sunday, 12.15.2013 / 7:00 AM ET / News
www.PhiladelphiaFlyers.com
X
Share with your Friends


FIVE THINGS: Flyers at Washington Capitals
Philadelphia Flyers (14-15-3--31pts)
at
  Washington Capitals (17-12-3--37pts)
TV: CSN RADIO: 97.5 The Fanatic

GAME NOTES  I NHL.com Preview
1. BACK AT IT
After a quick stop at the Wells Fargo Center, the Flyers hit the road again, playing their  ninth game on the road in their last 11 contests… The Flyers will also play eight of their next 11 games on the road… The Flyers have dropped their last three games on the road and four of their last five away from the Wells Fargo Center… Tonight is also the first home-and-home series for the Flyers as they take on the Caps Tuesday night in Philadelphia… The Flyers actually play two consecutive home-and-home series this week, taking on Columbus on Thursday (home) and Saturday (away)… The Flyers have five home-and-home series this season, while the Caps have three home-and-home series this season, two of which are against the Flyers.

2. REMEMBER LAST TIME?
Today is the first meeting between the two teams since the Capitals walked out with a 7-0 victory on Nov. 1 at the Wells Fargo Center with Joel Ward posting a hat trick and five Washington goals were scored in the second period… In that game, a series of third-period fights left the Flyers with 99 PIM for the game, the most they’d had in a single night since 2004… The total for the game was 164 penalty minutes, 120 of which came in the third period (WSH-52; PHI-68)… The Flyers are 6-3-1 in Washington over the last six years and overall, own a 41-37-13-4 record in the Nation's Capital.

3. THIS, THAT & THE OTHER
This is the just the third time in the last 16 games the Flyers have faced an opponent from their Division and first time since Nov. 23 (NY Islanders, 5-2 W)… The Capitals have won five of their last seven games, going 5-1-1… Five of the Capitals last nine games have gone past regulation play, including four to a shootout and each of their last two games… The Caps have played in the most shootouts (10) of any team in the NHL thus far… The Flyers power-play unit ranks 2nd in the NHL on the road, operating at 26.3 percent, going 15-for-57 this season… The Caps power play ranks second in the NHL overall at 24.6 percent (30-for-122) and is even more potent at home, going 20-for-67 (29.9 percent).

4. Player to watch FLYERS: Jakub Voracek - (RW) #93
Voracek is the hot Flyer lately, posting points in three straight games for four points (2g-2a) in that span… All five of Voracek's goals this season have come on the road… He ranks third on the team in points with 16 points (5g-11a) and is fourth on the team in shots on goal (76)… Voracek hasn't had much success against the Caps - he has three assists and four points in 13 career games.
 
5. Player to watch CAPITALS: Alex Ovechkin - (C) #8
He leads the NHL in goals (26) and power-play goals (11) and shots on goal (158), while ranking tied for seventh in points (35) in 30 games… He has six goals in his last six games, including a four-goal game on Dec. 10 vs. Tampa Bay… Ovechkin has over 20 minutes of time on ice in 24 of his 30 games, and over 22 minutes in 12 of those contests… Against the Flyers, Ovechkin has 24 goals and 39 points in 29 career games.

QUOTABLE
"We have to win. We have to get two points. We can't worry about what happened a month ago. I'm sure they'll be emotion and it'll be a physical game for sure, but we want to beat them on the scoreboard - kind of like what they did to us."
- Scott Hartnell

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 53 31 16 6 143 118 68
3 NYR 53 30 18 5 150 135 65
4 TBL 52 29 19 4 138 123 62
5 BOS 53 28 19 6 151 137 62
6 DET 53 27 18 8 133 131 62
7 PIT 52 27 18 7 138 132 61
8 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
9 NJD 54 26 21 7 120 122 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 OTT 54 25 23 6 153 166 56
13 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Giroux 51 16 28 -6 44
J. Voracek 51 8 34 -1 42
W. Simmonds 51 18 16 -6 34
B. Schenn 49 14 15 -1 29
S. Gostisbehere 33 9 18 4 27
S. Couturier 40 9 15 9 24
M. Read 50 9 9 -5 18
S. Laughton 51 4 10 -6 14
M. Del Zotto 49 4 9 -9 13
M. Raffl 51 6 6 2 12
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 12 13 7 .916 2.69
M. Neuvirth 11 6 2 .933 2.14
Privacy Policy | AdChoices | California Privacy Rights | Contact Us | Advertise Employment | NHL.com Terms of Use

Philadelphiaflyers.com is the official Web site of the Philadelphia Flyers. Philadelphia Flyers and philadelphiaflyers.com are trademarks of Philadelphia Flyers, L.P. NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2015 Philadelphia Flyers, L.P. and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.